Riot at Trenton Prison

Riot at Trenton Prison

TRENTON SC (Thurs. June 15 a.m.) A riot occurred in the overnight hours at the Trenton Correctional Institute that resulted in the injury of two corrections officers.  According to reports, the riot started when officers of the institute attempted to take a contraband cell phone from an inmate.  Other inmates became involved, and the officers […]

Shooting on Moragne Street / Fire at Nonna’s

Shooting on Moragne Street / Fire at Nonna’s

Shooting on Moragne Street Attempted Murder Charges Filed The Edgefield Police Department responded to a shooting at Moragne Street, Sunday night, May 14, around 8:00.  According to Police Chief Ronnie Carter, who spoke to the Advertiser about the incident, 37 year old Shaneka Watkins of Ellis Street in Edgefield, was returning home from a party […]

Gray, Holsonback Sentenced in Drive-by Shooting

Gray, Holsonback Sentenced in Drive-by Shooting

Christopher Dale Gray, 23, of Trenton, and Bryson Holsonback, 22, of Aiken, were sentenced Thursday, May 18, for their actions in a 2015 drive-by shooting in Johnston.  Initially charged with, among other charges, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, the charges were upgraded several months after the incident to include attempted murder.  According to the […]

Crime Beat —  May 10th, 2017

Crime Beat —  May 10th, 2017

Vehicle Break-ins at Morris Run At least two vehicles were broken into at Morris Run in North Augusta (Edgefield County) last week.  On May 3, the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office received a report that two residents of the Morris Run area, one from the 500 block and the other from the 600 block, had awakened […]

Johnston Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Burglary Charges

Johnston Man Sentenced to 10 Years on Burglary Charges

Justin Montrail Hill, 23, of Johnston, was sentenced Tuesday, April 18, to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to Burglary 2nd violent and Burglary 2nd nonviolent at the Edgefield County Court House.  The Honorable Judge Eugene C. Griffith, Jr., presided over the case.  Hill initially asked for a jury trial on Monday, April 17, […]

Safety Check Point Results in Weapons/Drug Charges

Safety Check Point Results in Weapons/Drug Charges

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office was assisting the SC Highway Patrol with a safety check point, Feb. 9, at West Five Notch and Murrah Roads in North Augusta (Edgefield County) when a subject came through the check point without his driver’s license.  The subject told law enforcement that he had left his license at home.  […]

Crime Beat – Jan. 26th, 2017 – Contraband, Firearm, Obstruction

Crime Beat – Jan. 26th, 2017 – Contraband, Firearm, Obstruction

Contraband Found at Detention Center The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office located contraband in an inmate’s cell at the Edgefield County Detention Center, Sunday, Jan. 22.  According to an incident report on the matter, a search of the inmate’s cell was conducted based on information the ECSO had obtained that led them to believe the inmate […]

Tim Wheeler and David Coon Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

Tim Wheeler and David Coon Sentenced for Drug Trafficking

David Walter Coon, 53, and Tim Wayne Wheeler, 55, each of Edgefield County, were both sentenced to 25 years for trafficking methamphetamine. Sentencing was at the Edgefield County Court House as a result of trials held this court session.  Presided over by the Honorable John Hayes, Coon’s trial began the week of Jan. 8, and […]

Break-in on Nicholson Rd.

Break-in on Nicholson Rd.

The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office responded to a break-in at a residence on the 100 block of Nicholson Rd. in Trenton, Dec. 19.  According to an ECSO report on the incident, the homeowner returned home in the evening to find a basement window on the backside of his residence had been knocked out.  Upon arriving […]

Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Crime Beat – Dec. 20th, 2016 – Scams & Thefts

Beware of Scams An Edgefield County woman is out of $2000 after she became a victim to scam artists.  According to an Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office report that was filed on the incident, the woman was contacted by someone who stated that her grandson been in an automobile the name Peter Walsh and said that […]

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